Stephen Willats

Contemporary Programme

Stephen Willats - Languages of Dissent, August 2019

Stephen Willats - Languages of Dissent

The Kids Are In The Street, 1982, Panel One

Stephen Willats - Languages of Dissent
Migros Museum
24th May - 18th August

Amberes, August 2019


Concrete Window, 1991, Panel One

7 June - 15 September



Attracting The Attractor, August 2019

Attracting The Attractor

Attracting The Attractor
Stephen Willats
May 2019
First edition published by Claire de Rouen in an edition of 500.
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Control Magazine Issue 21, August 2019

Control Magazine Issue 21

New issue of Control Magazine edited by Stephen Willats.
Contributors:  Helen Walker & Harun Morrison - They Are Here, Pete Clark, Lucie Kolb, Gary Bratchfod & Robert Parkinson, Rebecca Davies & Eva Sajovic - Peoples Bureau, Eliana Otta, Stephen Willats, Javier Calderon - Chalton Gallery£15 + postage
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Going Out Of Circles, August 2019

Going Out Of Circles

Poster of panel In isolation leben, 1980

Stephen Willats from the series »In Isolation leben«, Gropiusstadt 1979/80. Originally four panels, here four billboards (252 x 350cm)
„GOING OUT OF CIRCLES. Housing estates and the production of images of themselves. Part 3 Tiblisi-Gldani / Berlin-Gropiusstadt“
Green space »Place Internationale« on the Berlin-Hellersdorf housing estate station urbaner kulturen / nGbK Hellersdorf 2019
Photo: Nihad Nino Pušija, 2019

Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice, August 2019

Control: Publishing as Cybernetic Practice

Stephen Willats interview by Sarah Hamerman, in Avant:



Wall Print, August 2019

Wall Print

1980 Wall Print

27cm wide x 30cm high.
Media:- Letterpress block on cloth paper with Letraline applied by hand.
Edition of 150 prints.
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At the end of the 1970’s Stephen Willats was working in the Märkisches Viertel in Berlin when he noticed the drawings made by children on the walls of the tower block in which they lived. The drawings were territorial, in that the children of each housing block made the drawings at the base of their own block, depicting a life which seemed to be in stark contrast to the modernist reality of their surroundings.
The Berlin Wall ran past the end of these housing blocks and Willats noticed that one of the children had drawn a small house on one of the walls.  It struck him that the drawing represented an archetypal family house with smoke coming out of the chimney as opposed to the reality of their tower block apartment, and he subsequently photographed the position of the drawing as seen through the concrete columns beneath the housing block where he was working and then he took another photograph closer up.   In Wall Print, the black line made by Stephen Willats connects the children's dream with the actual reality.

This wall print was made for an exhibition by Jurgen Schweinebraden in his gallery, East Berlin, July 1980

Night Portraits Limited Edition, August 2019

Night Portraits Limited Edition

Night Portraits, 1983

A limited edition of 24 images specially made for the exhibition: Inside the Night at Galerie Balice Hertling Paris and available from the Galerie
Galerie Balice Hertling
47 Rue Ramponeau
75020 Paris
Tel: +33(0)1 40 334726

Publications by Stephen Willats, August 2019

Several publications by Stephen Willats are available for purchase from the Control Magazine website.
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and at the ICA Bookshop, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.  Tel: 020 7930 0493


Control Magazine, August 2019

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